Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association

The AQAADI was founded in 1991 to group Quebec lawyers actively working in the field of immigration to help them make better use of the services provided by the Quebec Bar and to allow for better representation of the group before political, judicial and administrative institutions dealing with federal and provincial immigration.

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You are  a member of the Barreau du Québec or a stagiaire under the supervision of a rank and file member of the
Barreau du Québec?

You are a lawyer in private practice, working for a community legal clinic or a non governmental organization (NGO), a non-profit organization or an organization whose purpose is to protect the public interest (i.e. le Protecteur du citoyen)?

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In addition to our members who practice in the field of immigration law, you can find a lawyer through different reference services. They can help you find lawyers who practice in other fields.

Please note that AQAADI itself cannot take on your immigration file, nor can it recommend any particular lawyer.

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Today, AQAADI speaks for lawyers who are members of the Quebec Bar and involved in the everyday practice of immigration law. It seeks to bring them closer together and to allow them to share their respective experiences.

AQAADI aims to properly inform its members of ever-changing conditions in the field of immigration and to provide them with as much training and information as possible.

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AQAADI is also keenly aware of problems that exist beyond our borders and promotes basic human rights and freedoms and the rule of law.

It supports and promotes its members’ needs and interests.

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It is lead entirely by volunteer immigration law practitioners, and seeks to involve as many members as possible in its activities.

AQAADI regularly takes positions on broad issues involving immigration law and practice.

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Jun 08, 2023
From 5:30 PM to 11 PM


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Letter from AQAADI addressed to the Minister of Immigration - CSQ for request of humanitarian internship 2

December 02 2022

Letter only available in french below : 

Objet: CSQ pour demande humanitaire stage 2.

Madame, Monsieur,

L'AQAADI a été fondée en 1991 et regroupe plus de 450 avocats et avocates à travers le Québec qui oeuvrent dans le domaine particulier du droit de l'immigration et de la protection des réfugiés. Les objectifs de l'AQAADI sont, entre autres, de s'assurer que les lois et politiques en matière de citoyenneté. de protection des réfugiés et d'immigration soient rédigées et appliquées dans le respect des principes d'équité et qu'elles répondent adéquatement aux besoin du Québec et du Canada.

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PRESS RELEASE issued by AQAADI on September 19, 2022

September 21 2022

Montreal, September 19, 2022. -

We wish to bring to your attention a migration policy that we believe is discriminatory and unjustified with respect to temporary foreign workers temporary foreign workers (TFWs) who work in occupations that fall under the level B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). In effect, a foreign worker who works in an occupation that falls within the levels 0, A or B of the NOC will be entitled to be accompanied by their family for the duration of their stay and obtain an open work permit for their spouse (C-41) and a work permit (C-41) and a study permit for their children who are at the primary or secondary level. secondary level. For the purposes of this document, we will refer to the above categories as category "1".

Unless they are part of the Atlantic Canada Immigration Pilot Program, a TFW spouse who works in an occupation in Skill Type C or D occupation will not be able to bring their family with them on their trip unless the spouse initiates their own work permit application for a specific employer. related to a given employer. For the purposes of this document, we will refer to the above categories as category "2".

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Letter from CBA-Quebec and AQAADi to the Honourable Sean Fraser (MIRC) regarding the IMP

September 21 2022

Comments on changes to the International Mobility Program (IMP) for Quebec selection certificate holders residing in Quebec - Labour market impact assessment (LMIA) Exemption Code A75. 

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